UAE mobile networks change name to honour Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori

UAE's telecom companies on Thursday changed their network names to 'UAEAstro' to welcome the arrival of first Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori from International Space Station (ISS).

AlMansoori will be returning on the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft along with Nasa astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin. The undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) will take place between 10.30am and 11am, UAE time.

The spacecraft is expected to land on ground at Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan at 2.59pm.